Bresse chicken with morel mushrooms

Bresse chicken with morel mushrooms

Poulet de Bresse aux morilles

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Serves
2

From the Franche Compté region – East of Lyon

The chickens from around the town of Bourg-en-Bresse are considered by many to be the finest in France for flavour and texture. Select the best quality chicken you can find for this dish. Dried morels are readily available from good supermarkets and delicatessens. They need to be rinsed and soaked before using. Fresh morels are usually fairly clean, but brush away any visible dirt.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
10g dried morels
or 100g fresh morels
10 baby carrots, peeled
20g butter
2 corn-fed chicken breast fillets
salt
freshly ground black pepper
1 shallot, finely chopped
50ml strong veal stock
2 tablespoons cream
2 tablespoons chopped parsley
1/4 lemon, juiced

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 130°C.
  2. If using dried morels, place them in a bowl and cover with lukewarm water. Stir to wash the grit off. Carefully lift the morels from the water and transfer them to a clean bowl. Cover with cold water and leave to soak for 15 minutes.
  3. Place the baby carrots in a saucepan with a little water and cook until just tender.
  4. Heat the butter in a non-stick frying pan and brown the chicken fillets for 2 minutes on each side. Season with salt and pepper. Transfer to a small ovenproof dish and bake for 15 minutes.
  5. Add the shallots to the frying pan and stir for 1 minute. Drain the morels, reserving the soaking liquid. Add them to the pan, season with salt and pepper and sweat for 5 minutes over a medium heat. Add the soaking liquid and bring to a simmer. Add the veal stock and cream and simmer until the liquid has reduced by half.
  6. Add the chicken and carrots to the morel sauce. Baste the chicken with the sauce for 30 seconds. Add the chopped parsley and lemon juice, stir and serve.
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